COVID-19: Unite & Fight!2020-05-02T11:23:44-07:00

COVID-19: Unite & Fight!

As COVID-19 hits Canada, the government has closed the borders, shut down gathering places like libraries and community centres, and has called for people to stay home. But what about people who can only wash their hands in libraries? Who sleep within breathing distance of others on shelter mats? Who line up and eat in soup kitchens? Who already have compromised immune systems? Poor Indigenous and working class communities will only survive COVID-19 if we fight back together! In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, Red Braid is supporting poor and homeless communities across the Lower Mainland to #SQUAT2SURVIVE.

#Squat2Survive! Homeless communities organize to escape COVID-19 hothouses

March 30th, 2020|

You can't self-isolate in shelters, SROs, modular housing, or on the streets. By taking over vacant buildings, we can immediately shelter ourselves from the many threats of poverty – of which COVID-19 is just one. Support poor and homeless communities to #Squat2Survive!

Canada’s COVID-19 response is a “death sentence for homeless people”

March 19th, 2020|

Homeless activists are calling a press conference to demand that the government redirect resources to poor communities, so that they can take care of their own health and safety in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic.